16280678Latest in the Iron Druid Chronicles, Shattered picks up where Hunted leaves off, with a very irate arch druid just pulled from a time island in Tir Na n’Og and Atticus is facing his old mentor once again whom he long thought dead.

Granuielle is off teacher her new hound to speak, and for most of the book ne’re the twain shall meet. Atticus is busy helping his mentor Owen acclimatize to life in the 21st century while he tries to root out the one who has been hunting him among the ranks of the Tuatha D’Dannon, the Irish gods.  Inquiries as to the identity of this individual eventually leads to war among the Fae.

Granuielle, while teaching her hound, runs around the world unwittingly maneuvered into hunting down her possessed father and finding a cache of important enchanted god weapons just for Loki to show up and sweep them out from under her.

Unlike the other books, Shattered is divided per chapter into the different viewpoints of three people: Atticus, Owen, and Granuielle.  While I immensely enjoyed Owen’s take on things (he’s a crotchety old bastard btw), there was a time or two where it took me a second to realize who was talking.

Atticus gets more hints as to the Big Plan that the gods are playing around him, and it turns out a council of the nine greatest gods of the pantheons have been petitioned to look out for him, something that they’re ACTUALLY DOING! *gasp!*

Still don’t know if that’s for better or for worse tho…

But only time will tell with that.  Meanwhile lets move on with Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Son of No One shall we?

18159196From the moment Josette meets Cadegan, she knows something about him isn’t quite right. And it’s not just because she can’t even begin to pronounce his last name: Maboddimun. Mysterious and armed with lethal sarcasm, he seems a lot older than his apparent age…

Centuries ago, Cadegan sold his soul for vengeance against the betrayer who cursed him. Forced against his will to do good, he hates everything in life. All he wants is a way out. But for the damned there is only eternal suffering. And yet there is something about Josette that intrigues him as much as it irritates and frustrates him. Something he can’t seem to fight, and the last time he felt this way about a woman, it cost him his soul.

He knows he has to stay away from her, but the evil her friends unleashed is hellbent on consuming her soul. Something he cannot allow. If one more innocent is taken, he will be sent back to an unimaginable prison that makes his current hell look like paradise. But how can he keep her safe when his being with her is the greatest threat of all?

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